Background and Purpose Impulse-control disorder is an important nonmotor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that can lead to financial and social problems, and be related to a poor quality of life. A nationwide multicenter prospective study was performed with the aim of validating the Korean Version of the Questionnaire for Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (K-QUIP-RS). Methods The K-QUIP-RS was constructed using forward and backward translation, and pretesting of the prefinal version. PD patients on stable medical condition were recruited from 27 movement-disorder clinics. Participants were assessed using the K-QUIP-RS and evaluated for parkinsonian motor and nonmotor statuses and for PD-related quality of life using a predefined evaluation battery. The test-retest reliability of the K-QUIP-RS was assessed over an interval of 10-14 days, and correlations between the KQUIP-RS and other clinical scales were analyzed. Results This study enrolled 136 patients. The internal consistency of the K-QUIP-RS was indicated by a Cronbach’s α coefficient of 0.846, as was the test-retest reliability by a Guttman splithalf coefficient of 0.808. The total K-QUIP-RS score was positively correlated with the scores for depression and motivation items on the Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS), Montgomery- Asberg Depression Scale, and Rapid-Eye-Movement Sleep-Behavior-Disorders Questionnaire. The total K-QUIP-RS score was also correlated with the scores on part II of the UPDRS and the PD Quality of Life-39 questionnaire, and the dopaminergic medication dose. Conclusions The K-QUIP-RS appears to be a reliable assessment tool for impulse-control and related behavioral disturbances in the Korean PD population.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Neurology (Korea)|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Apr|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from Samil Pharm. Co., LTD.
© 2020 Korean Neurological Association.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology